Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 2005 supplement
KNAB, n.2 1. (1) Add quot.: m.Sc. 1939 James Barke The Land of the Leal (1987) 318:
' ... I like a man to talk wi' me: not at me. Oh, I've met a' kinds o' nabbery at the shoots here–some o' them fair to middlin'–others you just couldna be doing wi' ...'
2. Add quot.: ne.Sc. 1980 Lilianne Grant Rich Echo of Many Voices 51:
She's gotten a bairn
In the caul' howdumdeid;
He's there in the strae
Whaur the nowt tak' their feed —
A wee nyakit Knabbie
WI' A LICHT ROUN'S HEID!"
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